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Today in World War II History—Mar. 12, 1943

Flight nurse Lt. Aleda Lutz of 802nd Medical Air Evacuation Transport Squadron in a C-47 in North Africa, 1943 (US Army Medical Department photo)

Flight nurse Lt. Aleda Lutz of 802nd Medical Air Evacuation Transport Squadron in a C-47 in North Africa, 1943 (US Army Medical Department photo)

75 Years Ago—Mar. 12, 1943: In North Africa, US 802nd Medical Air Evacuation Transport Squadron flies first official medical air evacuation flight with flight nurses.

George Patton is promoted to lieutenant general.

First labor strike in a totalitarian regime: 50,000 Italian workers strike against Mussolini and delay war production.